The Ohio University lunchtime nuclear seminar meets weekly, 11:50-12:45 Wednesdays in the Roger Finlay Conference Room, to discuss interesting papers in nuclear and particle physics. All graduate students and postdocs interested in nuclear physics are welcome to attend. We like to start the talks at 11:50 sharp, so please feel free to come ~11:30 for eating and socializing.
Remember that your presentation should be less than 12 slides long. The purpose of this rule is not to overly constrain you -- it's to give you a better idea of what we expect. We do not expect your talk to be the last word on the subject or a polished seminar. Your presentation is meant to raise some of the key issues, and, ideally, to initiate discussion. If you do not understand something in the paper, say so, or write down your question. We will collect the written questions, and discuss the issues raised as a group. Feel free to contact the course organizers if you have any organizational questions.
A challenge to speakers this semester is to relate your topic to the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.
The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch this semester are faculty members Prakash and Julie Roche. Other coordinators are Carl Brune, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks, Paul King, Zach Meisel, and Daniel Phillips.
|Date||Discussion Leader||Topic / Paper(s)|
|30 August||Prakash||Organizational Meeting|
|6 September||Abinash Pun||Nuclear force imprints revealed on the elastic scattering of protons with 10C,
A. Kumar et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 262502 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: King
|13 September||Shiv Subedi||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|20 September||Utsav Shrestha||Lower limit on the heat capacity of the neutron star core,
A. Cumming et al.,
Phys. Rev. C 95, 025806 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
|27 September||Som Paneru||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|4 October||Sudhanva Lalit||Characterizing neutron-proton equilibration in nuclear reactions with subzeptosecond resolution,
A. Jedele et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 062501 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Meisel
|11 October||Mamun||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|18 October||Cole Raisbeck||Evidence for light-by-light scattering in heavy-ion collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC,
Nat. Phys., Advance Online Pub. (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Frantz
|25 October||No meeting||DNP 2017 (Pittsburgh).|
|1 November||Tyler Danley||Discussion of questions from previous week|
|8 November||Bishnu Karki||Observation of the hyperfine spectrum of antihydrogen,
M. Ahmadi et al.,
Nature 548, 66 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Hicks
|15 November||Taya Chetry||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|22 November||No meeting||Thanksgiving Break.|
|29 November||Joey Rowley||Evolution of the reactor antineutrino flux and spectrum at Daya Bay,
Daya Bay collab.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 251801 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Phillips
|6 December||Ibrahim Alnamlah||Nobel Prize in Physics 2017,
Faculty Advisor: Roche
|13 December||No meeting||Final Exam Week.|
A couple of administrative notes for Ohio University Physics and Astronomy graduate students:
- If you are an upper-level graduate student in Nuclear physics you should sign up for this activity. You do this by registering for 8501. Since 8501 is a variable credit class you should register for two credit hours of it (=1 for Wednesday lunch-time and 1 for Tuesday at 4 pm). If you give a talk or moderate this semester you will receive a grade of A for those two credits of 8501.
- If you are a first-year graduate student and you want to come to these meetings you should register for 8501 (Nuclear Seminar). If you do this you are not required to attend the regular Tuesday afternoon research seminar---although you are, of course, very welcome if you choose to come on Tuesdays at 4 pm. In consequence first years should sign up for only one credit hour of 8501. Regular attendance on Wednesdays at lunchtime will lead to you receiving a CR for that 1 credit hour.
Previous Nuclear Lunches
Last updated January 3, 2016, by Zach Meisel.